11] There is a convoluted crime fiction connection between a Sicilian staute made from a type of fired clay, the Reverend Theodosius Longmoor and the Comte de Guy? Explain.
All I wanted here was that Longmoor [The Black Gang] and de Guy [Bulldog Drummond] are both aliases of Sapper's arch villain Carl Peterson.
Sicilian fired clay.....terracotta....Andrea Camilleri's book The Terracotta Dog....Dog
But the clever entrants taught me something by giving me extra links and reminding me part of the back story in The Terracotta Dog that takes place on the eve of the Allied invasion of Sicily in which the 'sappers' played a big part.
The average IQ of crime fiction aficionados must be stratospheric.
12] Who has written crime fiction novels set in:
a) Laos: Colin Cotterill
b) Mongolia: Michael Walters
c) Tibet: Eliot Pattison
d) Oland: Johan Theorin
e) Shanghai: Qui Xiaolong
f) Fjallbacka: Camilla Lackberg
g) Bologna: Michael Dibdin and Carlo Lucarelli
13] The more common names for a small female sibling, a massive loss of consciousness and a protracted farewell, and how are they educationally linked to a Kiwi author's detective?
Little Sister [small female sibling], The Big Sleep [massive loss of consciousness], and The Long Goodbye [protracted farewell] were all written by Raymond Chandler. Chandler was educated at Dulwich College good practice for those 'mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean'.
Dulwich College was founded by Shakespearean actor and bear baiting franchisee Edward Alleyn.
I was advised by the quiz winner that Marsh's passion for Shakespeare might have had more to do with the choice of name than her father's school. I also learned that the title The Long Goodbye [actually farewell] comes from Shakespeare-Henry VIII, Act III, Scene 2.
Well that's another quiz 'done and dusted'. Thanks again to those that were brave enough to participate.